Kate Stohr

Author Q&A Contributor / Writer; Executive / United States / Architecture for Humanity

Kate Stohr is the co-founder and Managing Director of Architecture for Humanity. She has been instrumental in coordinating design services and raising more than $15 million in capital for design-centered community development. In her role at Architecture for Humanity, she has led a number of the organization’s community development and reconstruction programs including: Football for Hope, Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction Programs, 2010 Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction, Open Architecture Network, and the acquisition of Worldchanging.

Prior to joining Architecture for Humanity she was a journalist and producer, receiving her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from New York University and her master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

She is the recipient of Wired magazine’s 2006 Rave Award for Architecture and was awarded the Royal Society of Arts Bicentenary Medal in 2009. She serves as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative. Together with co-founder, Cameron Sinclair she accepted the 2008 Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Patron Award in honor of the work of Architecture for Humanity, its chapters, volunteers, and design fellows.

“I love architecture because it is the difference between permanence and impermanence. Everything else around us shifts and changes. A building never moves. It shelters, it aspires, it lasts, it welcomes. Eventually it tells many stories.”

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